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Sustainer Circle Founders

Announcing Our SFC Sustainer Circle!

In July of 2016, we launched a new initiative - our SFC Sustainer Circle. Over the last year, we have been honored to have 37 individuals join us as sustaining champions of our mission. These Sustainer Circle Founders have collectively helped raise over $60,000 for our mission. These annual sustaining gifts are the most effective way to ensure the longevity of our work and the momentum we’ve built in this critical food movement. We'd like to thank these individuals for their continued generosity and support, and their work to help increase access to healthy, affordable food for everyone in Central Texas. Please visit our website if you'd like to learn more about our SFC Sustainer Circle and ways you can help us address hunger relief, increase food access, and support sustainable agriculture and the overall health and well-being of Central Texans.

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Introduction to Food Gardening


SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown, Sat. Oct 7th from 9am-1pm:

  • Trick or Treat? Neither! It’s just all new Black Sesame Tahini from Fervor Nut Butters. Don’t let the color scare you, black sesame seeds are loaded with calcium, fiber, magnesium and so much more! Pick some up today to give your hummus, sauces and salad dressings some spooky vibes.
  • Cozy Up:  Belle Vie Farms always brings the perfect picnic fare with their jars of charcuterie terrine, pate and rillettes, in addition to brightly colored fresh macarons. This week stop in for some duck leg confit soup and gulf coast bisque! Then bring home organically fed duck meat, pork, bacon, duck eggs and more for dinner all week.

SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley, Sat. Oct 7th from 9am-1pm:

  • Temporary Move: In support the CapCity Marching Fest taking place at the Toney Burger Center, we'll be moving the location of our Sunset Valley market for one day only. Find us just around the corner from our usual spot - right across the stadium lots. (View Map)
  • Ravishing Radishes: And so much more at Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Watermelon, purple, white, daikon, red and extra spicy black Spanish are in now. Kale and other greens are in season too, plus all your favorite summer eggplant, squash, peppers and potatoes. Can’t get enough JBG? Join them for a Fall Open House on October 28th at their Garfield Farm and really see where your food comes from.
  • Grab n Go: Happy Vegan has always got you covered for a quick bite to eat with their homemade vegan and gluten free cupcakes and cookies. Stop in now to try all new breakfast scones in three flavors: blueberry rosemary, apple cinnamon and raspberry lemon. Feeling savory? Pick up a mac n cheese or chick-un-salad, a raw and healthy option! Find them at Sunset Valley, Downtown and the Triangle.

SFC Farmers’ Market at the Triangle, Wed. Oct 11th from 3pm-7pm:

  • SFC Farmers' Market at the Triangle to close October 25th. Read our statement »
  • Healing Elixer: 23 Soap Company is one of our newest vendors at our Triangle market, but these soaps have been helping people all over the country for a while now. Read this testimonial and then head out to pick up your own activated charcoal soaps, deodorants, face serums and even a balm for your doggos paws!

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Butchery for the Home Cook Series

SFC October Tour
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 10th for a free, one-hour tour of our 4-star rated green energy office and community space. We'll take you on a tour of our facility and gardens while sharing with you stories of work we do to strengthen our local food system and provide access to healthy, affordable food for all children and adults in Central Texas. RSVP »

SFC on Good Day Austin
This week on our segment with FOX 7's Good Day Austin, Wojciech Ross with Austin Pierogi Company showed us how to make a classic eastern European food item with a variety of fillings. Find Austin Pierogi Company every Saturday at SFC Farmers' Market Downtown. Watch the video »


Edible Austin Chef Auction
Tickets are sill on sale for the annual Edible Austin Chef Auction benefitting Urban Roots and SFC. Held tongiht at The Allan House, the event gives guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs. Learn more »

Austin Fermentation Festival
The Austin Fermentation Festival is an educational event that celebrates all things fermented in Central Texas and will run from 10am  -  4:30pm on October 22nd at Barr Mansion. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Texas Farmers’ Market Farmer Emergency Fund, which offers financial assistance to TFM farmers and ranchers in times of environmental, personal or other crisis. Learn more »

Circle Brewing 0.5k Micro Marathon
Craft beer lovers come compete on an epic scale - all while supporting SFC - on November 4th! The 0.5K (aka running with pints) is a 1640ft race that takes place in the Circle Brewing parking lot. During each heat, every participant is given two plastic pints with a fill line and a spill line for beer, spill too much and you’re disqualified! Learn more »

NeighborWoods Tree Giveaway
TreeFolks will have just over 1,000 5-gallon sized trees to giveaway to Austin residents on October 28th our SFC Farmers' Market at Sunset Valley. The NeighborWoods program is a partnership between TreeFolks and the City of Austin to help combat Urban Heat Island Effect, reduce energy costs, and cool homes. Learn more »

The Flavor of Memory
See your food memories come to life! We have partnered with Austin Playback Theatre to present "The Flavor of Memory" on Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm at The First Universalist Church on Grover Street. This live improvisational performance features actors playing back stories elicited from the audience. The performance is free to the public, a suggested donation of $7-$15 at the door go directly to SFC. Learn more » Learn more »




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